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Dracula (2019) Auditions
June 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Professor Van Helsing and his brave comrades must hunt down and destroy the profoundly evil Count Dracula. But the Count is exceedingly resourceful, employing superhuman strength, psychic powers, and shape-changing to confound and frustrate his antagonists. Culminating in a wild and shocking confrontation between the King of Vampires and those who would rid the world of him, this adaptation is an action-packed, blood-soaked retelling of Bram Stoker’s classic tale of horror.
(Note: Adult Themes, Horror. Recommended ages 15+)
We are very excited to have you with us to audition for our production of Dracula.
As stated in the description above, this play is a dark and blood-soaked retelling of the classic. It is very physical in nature (both in movement and in interaction with other characters, especially anyone interacting with a vampire or who are in fact a vampire themselves)
Character development will be essential in building this into a believable fight against evil, and not an over the top caricature.
The cast is composed of 14 members, 7 male, 7 female. We will be providing the chance for anyone we cannot cast in main roles to be able to work as Roaming Characters for our Preview Night and the Halloween Show.
Robert Renfield: A lunatic of unique appetites and an unfortunate sense of humor (Script reading for auditions – Pg 12-14, 56)
A Monster: A vicious supernatural demon; the shape assumed by Dracula when he isn’t concerned about appearances. Part zombie, part werewolf, he loves a good chase and is always thirsty. (Physical Workshop and any reading if needed to see emotions Pg 10)
Mina Grant: A beautiful undead woman in her late twenties. We will see her in various stages of vampirism. (Physical Workshop and any reading if needed to see emotions Pg 45)
Margaret Sullivan: Dr Seward’s loyal assistant. Irish. Tries to conceal her working-class roots with an air of propriety. (Script reading for auditions – Pg 33-37)
Abram Van Helsing: An older man, still in good physical condition, with a razor mind and an intense interest in the supernatural. (Script reading for auditions – Pg 12-14, 18-21, 26-27, 41-42, 56)
Dr Thomas Seward: An intelligent, fine young Englishman in his early thirties. The former fiancé of the late Mina Grant, a deeply caring, vulnerable human being. (Script reading for auditions – Pg 18-21, 26-27, 41-41, 56)
Count Dracula: A brute who revels in the pain and suffering he brings to others. Capable of enormous charm and courtly manners when such affectations are called for. (Script reading for auditions – Pg 26-27, 35-37 )
The Brides: Three Vampiresses with seductive ways and dire purposes. (Physical Workshop and any reading if needed to see emotions Pg 40- 42 )
The Child: Preferably aged between 7 and 10, but the age bracket has been increased for anyone who can portray a child in the way the panel can believe. Young Children can still audition as long as parents are aware of the nature of the play (Physical Workshop and any reading if needed to see emotions Pg 45)
Norbert Briggs: An attendant at the asylum. A rough customer; not entirely a brute, but capable of violent behaviour when pushed to it. (Script reading for auditions – Pg 33-35)
Lucy Westphal: A lovely young Englishwoman. Extremely intelligent, and when not being drained of blood on a regular basis, quite vivacious. (Script reading for auditions – Pg 19-21, 57-59)
Jonathan Harker: A young solicitor. Handsome, impetuous, madly in love with Lucy. (Script reading for auditions – Pg 41-41, 57-59)
Scripts will be available from the theatre for perusal.
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